Parliamentary Committee expresses concern over Sinha murder
Published: 09:10 PM, 27 August 2020
Major (retd) Sinha Mohammad Rashed Khan; File Photo
The Parliamentary Committee has expressed concern over the murder of Major (retd) Sinha Mohammad Rashed Khan at Teknaf in Cox’s Bazar.
The concerns were expressed at a meeting of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs held at the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban on Thursday. At the same time, the committee recommended increasing the surveillance of senior police officers so that such incidents do not happen in the future.
Responding to a query from committee members, the police said Sinha’s killing was unwanted and unwished-for. In no way is this event desirable. The incident is under investigation.
The committee chairman Shamsul Haque Tuku gave the information after the meeting, saying that the assassination of Major (retd) Sinha Mohammad Rashed Khan by police firing in Cox’s Bazar was slightly discussed. There was no detailed discussion as the case is under investigation. Committee members stressed the need for a fair trial.
Besides, the police force has been asked to increase surveillance wherever there are defects, he also said.
According to meeting sources, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan told the committee members that it would not be right to make any statement in the current situation. This may disrupt the investigation.
As per the investigation, the culprit will be brought to justice. Whoever causes such incidents will have to face justice, the minister further said.
According to the Parliament Secretariat, the report was presented in the light of the overall law and order and other activities adopted by the Public Security Department, Security and Services Department of the Home Ministry and other subordinate agencies in the ongoing Covid-19 (coronavirus) situation.
The meeting was chaired by the chairman of the parliamentary committee Advocate Md. Shamsul Haque Tuku.
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal, Md. Habibur Rahman, Shamsul Alam Dudu, Md. Faridul Haque Khan and Pir Fazlur Rahman and Senior Secretary of the Department of Public Security Mostafa Kamal Uddin, Secretary of the Department of Security Services Md. Shahiduzzaman and concerned officials were present in the meeting.